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About corinthrose

Born again Christian, helpmate of 42 years, domestic engineer of two children, GRANDmother of six darlings, professional volunteer, fanatic photographer, and a wanna be writer. Occasionally, infatuated with family history, flower photography, and traveling with my hiking buddy.

On a Highway of Usefulness

Recently, I have come to fully accept my lifelong role as temporary custodian of our family treasures from the past.  Whether they be tattered and torn photographs or yellowed documents with an ancestor’s handwriting, this inward pull to document and … Continue reading

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Christmas in the north Georgia Mountains

Where:  Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge, Georgia                   Heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest                   90 minutes from downtown Atlanta When:  December 24-26, 2012 Why:  Home away from home getaway What:  720-foot tall Amicalola Falls is the highest cascading waterfall … Continue reading

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Emminga Sale is Big Event on Saturday

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois April 29, 1937   Note:  you might want to re-read the previous post, Emminga Goods Draw Crowds (written prior to estate sale) for a better understanding of the following briefer 1937 newspaper article, written after.      EMMINGA SALE IS … Continue reading

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Reel to Reel Life

Recently, I’ve been anchored to my chair and consumed—fanatical—about transferring VHS video tapes to Windows Media Player files, or at least a format compatible with most computers.   It’s a small piece of my unquenchable quest to de-clutter our home while … Continue reading

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Emminga Goods Draw Crowds by Evelyn Austin

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois                            April, 22, 1937   Note: if you are an Antique’s Road Show or Pickers fan, you will love reading the following 1937 newspaper write-up.  Margaret (Meta) Emminga was the granddaughter of Henrich (Henry) Reemts Emminga, the German … Continue reading

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History of the Old Windmill by Evelyn Cassens

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois Thursday, December 12, 1929   HISTORY OF THE OLD WINDMILL Evelyn Cassens A Dutch windmill, fifty-seven years old, the only one of its kind is located in this town, the only one in this section … Continue reading

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Windmill is of Interest…a 1929 letter to the editor

Golden New Era Golden, Illinois Thursday, December 5, 1929   Windmill is of Interest Mr. Graham of Galesburg Writes Letter Galesburg, Ill. November 23, 1929   Editor of Golden New Era: Of late there has been a great deal said … Continue reading

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